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I have already changed my whole chain and taken the volume pedal out. I replaced it with a gain block assigned to a foot switch after my amp. Works perfect and it's set it and forget it (+ 4 DB) when I want it. Bottom line is I don't know what was going on with the volume pedal, but at least for me, - there's more to the volume pedal than just plopping it down anywhere in the chain and expecting it to necessarily behave the same.